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Urubamba Brown Titi
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Information
Range Amazon basin in the central part of Peru
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Primates
Family Pitheciidae
Genus Plecturocebus
Species Plecturocebus urubambensis

The Urubamba brown titi (Plecturocebus miltoni), is a species of titi in the Pitheciidae family. It is endemic to the Amazon basin in the central part of Peru.

Systematics

It was discovered in 2015 in a remote part of the Amazon rainforest in Peru. The specific name is given in honor of the river Urubamba, which flows through the habitat of the species. Until 2016, it was included in the genus Callicebus, but according to the results of molecular genetic studies, Byrne and colleagues were transferred to the genus Plecturocebus.

Description

The holotype has a body length of 30 cm and a tail length of 40 cm. The fur is brown, darker on the limbs. The skin of the face is black, the ears are covered with long black hairs, the chin is brown. The fur at the base of the tail is mixed black and brownish, becoming white at the end of the tail. Hands and inner sides of hands are black. The eyes are black, the iris is light brown.

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